“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” - George Orwell
Without history, we wander through our present and build our future - totally blind.
As racists foam at the mouth and shriek about "critical race theory," it seems an apt time to highlight the importance not only of learning history, but in HOW we learn that history...
A seldom considered connection is the one between genocidal imperialism and body image. But as we sift through history and into the shallow dumbshittery of eugenics, we find not only the drive to mass murder "inferior races," but to define beauty along those very same genocidal lines.
Pulling from Sven Lindqvist's work, "Exterminate All the Brutes," this foray into the nerdery follows nefarious threads to the roots of self hatred based on the creation of "inferior races."